Office of the President Staff

Janeen Stewart

Executive Administrator for the President’s Office and Secretary to the Board of Regents

Joy Skinner

Administrative Assistant

The Wartburg College Board of Regents is a volunteer board that governs the mission and activities of the institution. The board is comprised of the following members:

Mike McCoy
Chairman of the Board
Sister Bay, WI
Retired Executive VP and CFO
Hormel Foods Corporation

Dr. Grady Ballenger 
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Student Life and Learning Committee
DeLand, FL 
Retired Dean and Emeritus Professor of English
Stetson University

Sharon Corrigan ’80
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Student Recruitment Committee
Andover, NJ
Assistant Loan Officer
Nationwide Mortgage Bankers, Inc.

Mark Hanawalt
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Business and Finance Committee

Waverly, IA
Retired President
United Equipment Accessories, Inc.

Steve Meirink ’99
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Audit Committee
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer

Rachel Riensche ’80
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Governance Committee
Edina, MN

Andrea Westmeyer ’89
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee

Johnston, IA
CEO/Measurement Mojo
CEO/Epiphany Project
Executive Producer & Host/Living Essence

Ruth Bahe-Jachna ’80
Chair, Retirement Plan Subcommittee
Chicago, IL
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kerri Blobaum ‘94
Livermore, CA
Materials Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Felecia Boone ‘93
Minneapolis, MN
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Hennepin County, MN

Jim Buchheim ‘85
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
De Forest, WI
Community and Social Impact Officer
American Family Insurance

Amy Kilgus Chamley
Champaign, IL
Adjunct Instructor
Parkland College

Rev. Amy Current
Dubuque, IA
Southeastern Iowa Synod-ELCA

Dr. Delford Doherty ’06
Houston, TX
Prodigy Care Services

Alicia Faust ‘12
Alumni Board President-Elect
Cedar Rapids, IA
Executive Director
Willis Dady Homeless Services

Dr. Marilyn Flachman ’60 
Westminster, CO  
Retired Librarian

Barbara Gamez ’98
Rochester, MN
Laboratory Services and Partnership Development Director
Mayo Clinic

Rev. Dr. Sherman Hicks 
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
Chicago, IL  
Retired ELCA Director

Tammy Jackson ’83
Carol Stream, IL
Senior Director, Mission Formation for Global Leadership and Service

Rev. Kevin Jones
Mason City, IA
Northeastern Iowa Synod-ELCA

Jim Loveridge ’69 
Brookfield, WI
Retired Insurance Executive 

Liz Mathis
Hiawatha, IA
State Senator
Retired Community Engagement Officer, Four Oaks

Paul Mugan ’90
Alumni Board President
Biology Teacher
Waverly-Shell Rock School District

Mike Murphy ’89
Ankeny, IA
Powerhouse Retail Services

Dr. Rebecca Neiduski 
Waverly, IA 
Wartburg College

Greg Schmitz, Ph.D. ’83
Chair, Investment Subcommittee
New Hartford, IA
CVT Group

Ben Shanno ‘04
Virginia Beach, VA
Vice President/General Merchandise Manager
Family Dollar

Mission Statement

Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

Vision Statement

Wartburg College is called to be the leading institution in education of the whole person. Together, we create an inclusive community combining diverse curricular and co-curricular experiences to prepare students to be resilient leaders of positive change through service in a complex world.

Wartburg currently engages the expertise of more than 200 alumni and friends through the work of 12 national advisory boards. NABs assist academic departments and various programs by playing an integral role in reviewing progress toward goals and making recommendations for future planning. This is achieved through the advice, advocacy, goodwill, and financial support of advisory board members. Each advisory board is chaired by an alumni or friend and facilitated by a member of the faculty or staff. The Executive Administrator for the President’s Office serves as National Advisory Board Coordinator. Members serve three-year terms on the following advisory boards:

  • Athletics (2006)
  • Archives of Iowa Broadcasting (2004)
  • Business Administration (2001)
  • Diversity (2004)
  • Engineering Science (2010)
  • German Institute (2014)
  • Journalism and Communication (2001)
  • Leadership (2002)
  • Library (2004)
  • Pathways Center (2001)
  • Social Work (2001)
  • Wartburg West (2009)

The President’s Advisory Council is a group of alumni and friends of the college who:

  • Share a commitment to the college’s mission
  • Invest time, talent, and resources in helping the college to achieve its strategic goals
  • Help to expand the College’s circle of friends, without bearing fundraising obligations
  • Offer the president their best advice, unencumbered by fiduciary responsibility.

The Council gathers once or twice a year to:

  • Review and strengthen long-range planning efforts
  • Bring insights from individual work/life environments and experiences
  • Call the college’s attention to potentially helpful new friends and prospects
  • Assist with other tasks appropriate to their circumstances and interests.

The group’s function is advisory in role and scope. Members serve three-year terms and represent a wide range of expertise and disciplines.

President’s Cabinet

Debora Johnson-Ross

Vice President for Academic Affairs / Dean of the Faculty

Greg Kneser

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students

Scott Leisinger

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Rich Seggerman

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Rick Willis

Vice President for Student Recruitment